Stepanakert has appointed a new head of its police department, Zaur Nasirov. Born in 1980, Nasirov is a police colonel and has previously served as the deputy head of the Baku city police department for operational work. Since 2021, he has been the head of the Goygol district police department. This appointment marks the second time an Azerbaijani has been appointed to Stepanakert’s police department since the depopulation of Artsakh in October 2020. In that same month, Police Major General Sardar Safarov was appointed to Stepanakert patrol.